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now at noon -- fears of the spread of ebola within the u.s. are growing as dozens of passengers on a commercial u.s. flight now -- now being warned. we're monsterring the stock market after the dow plunges 400 points. what happens behind the drop? and parents being warned about possible spoiled served to the students at the school. what the district is doing about the problem.
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good afternoon. i'm tori campbell. president obama today canceled a fund-raising trip to new jersey and connecticut. instead he's called for a cabinet meeting at the white house to discuss the ebola outbreak. this comes after another texas nurse who cared for ebola patient thomas duncan was diagnosed with the virus. alex savidge has more. >> second healthcare worker at this dallas hospital has tested positive for ebola. she's been identified fi as amber vinson. it's been revealed she was on a front tear airline flight -- frontier airline flight. even though she was not to fly because she was part of the team to treat the first patient who died in the u.s. from ebola. from now on, the cdc will make
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sure other health workers who have may been exposed don't get on commercial flights and a hazardous materials team was out cleaning the apartment where this latest patient lives as neighbors there try to stay calm. >> not gonna get too caught up in the panic. >> reporter: the mayor of dallas weighed in on this unprecedented crisis warning that there's the real possibility of more ebola cases soon. >> it may get worse before it gets better. but it will get better. and with this news this morning, the anxiety level goes up a level, we are not fearful. >> reporter: a total of 75 nurses and doctors at texas health presbyterian hospital are now being monitored for potential exposure after helping to treat thomas duncan. he was the first ebola patient diagnosed in the u.s. nurse
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knee nan pham contracted ebola while treating duncan and is now in good condition. the second healthcare worker is showing incredible courage after getting the news. >> a person who is dealing with this diagnosis with the grit and grace and the determination that nina has dealt with the diagnosis. >> reporter: we also learned the second healthcare worker with ebola will be transferred to emory university in atlanta where doctors specialize in treating the virus. meantime, the cdc is working to interview all of the 132 other passengers who were on board that flight with the woman earlier this week. in the newsroom, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. the ebola outbreak is one of the reasons u.s. markets plunged at the opening bell and have been sharply lower all day. along with peebl, investors are worried about slow global growth and the glut of oil. taking a live look at the big board, the dow is currently
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down 272. it was down over 450 at one point. the nasdaq is down 53. the s&p is down 31. all three indexes now negative for the year and the s&p is close to a 10% drop that market watchers refer to as a corrections. san leandro police are asking for the public's help in finding a man who groped two girls inside a target and a walmart. this is a surveillance still shot of the suspect. police say the first incident occurred monday night around 7:45 at the walmart on hesperian boulevard. police the say the suspect inappropriately touched the young girl. the girl screamed and the man ran away and then he drove to the target store at the bayfair shopping center and did the same thing to another young girl. parents are being warned
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after several elementary school kids were fed what is believed to be spoiled mack cony and cheese for -- mack coney and cheese for -- macaroni and cheese for lunch. brian flores has more. >> reporter: hi, tori. good afternoon. we're live in front of martin luther king elementary school here in oakland. this is just one of about 37 elementary schools in the district where possible spoiled mac and cheese were given to kids on monday. at this point, the district has not received any reports of adverse effects. parents are being let know through either a letter or a voice mail. it was prepared at the school district's kitchen located the prescott elementary school. some of the cafeteria workers at those schools noticed a foul smell coming from the mac and cheese. it was then determined that the food was spoiled and the district made an all-out call
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for schools to stop serving it. some were able to but for about 4 girls, the mac and cheese may have been served to kids. >> unfortunately, at that time, some students at some sites had already consumed the mac and cheese. fortunately we haven't heard any reports of ill effects or adverse reactions. >> there is a no sign of any disease. but any time we serve that's not fresh or below par we want to get an alert out to students, staff, and let them know what happened. >> reporter: ktvu was given access to the kitchen where thousands of meals are made. we spoke to the director of nutrition services who said two employees were in charge of making the mac and cheese. she said they've worked in the kitchen for a couple of years and they know how to make it but for some reason missed a crucial step from when the meal was prepared to when it could have been served. >> we have the blast chiller,
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which is essentially a super refring rater that cools things down to the appropriate temperature very quickly. and unfortunately, that part of the protocol was not followed. when they did not store it properly, then they mixed it with the cheese sauce which was not expired. and we believe that combination of the hot pasta and the cold sauce caused this. >> reporter: the district says more than 4 -- 4,000 poes of the -- 4,000 portions of the mac and cheese were served. parents are urged to notify their doctors if there is any sickness. we're live here in oakland, brian flores, ktvu channel 2
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news. >> thank you. new details now on a home- invasion robbery in the assault of a couple in their 90s last month. police say they arrested 30- year-old john lee and 24-year- old donna demitro in oakland. the suspects befriended the elderly couple talked their way into the home before beating them and taking a safe. both victims were injured but recovered from the attacks. the suspects face a series of charges. we learned what may have caused a deadly crash at the cal tanker causing a fire. the ntsb has said briefly there were no structural problems with the plane. the crash killed veteran firefighting pilot 62-year-old craig hunt of san jose. he was dropping fire retardant on on the dog rock fire. it was a wet start to the
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morning. this is video taken over an hour ago along 680 in solano county. earlier the wet roadways caused a lot of delays for commuters. as you can see from this live camera, things are clearing up a bit. mark tamayo is here with how much rain we received already and when we can expect more. >> the main organized rain front has moved to the bay area. still a few sowrs out there. enough moisture to produce clouds. here's our live camera looking out to oakland. numbers pretty impressive was not expected to do much. petaluma. 31. mill valley, the same. fairfield .25. you can see the numbers tapering or. just measure ash but measure ash at .01. here is the -- -- the lingering showers. this was the main timing.
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right now, scattered clouds out there not much in the way of showers. there's still the chance of a popup shower in the short term over the next few hours. we'll take a closer look at the forecast this afternoon for the baseball game. also watching this weather system in the pacific. this will bring another round of rain to the bay area. we'll have more on that and the timing in a few minutes. >> all right. sounds good. thank you. you might have seen a smoking ferry boat out on the bay. it was not a sinking vessel. it was part of a mock drill put on the fire department. tara moriarty joins us live from the marina green to tell us what's happened. >> reporter: the simulated drills wrapped up. it took place on alcatraz and it looked like a ferry was on fire. >> we'll don't take a sweep in an eastward direction. >> can you send me more
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personnel to help carry patients off? >> reporter: san francisco firefighters, the coast guard and national park service lifeguards all took part in this drill. they simulated a fire on the upper tech of the ferry using a smoke machine. 45 passengers were forced off the boat and into the water all with varying degrees of injury. three ended up playing patients who died. 15 people were in critical condition. one of them played by nicole. >> you get a sense of what the patient goes through. it's very different being a patient verses a responder in how you handle people. one of my colleagues was assisting me in the water and just with the current, you could feel the -- if someone was altered your face goes into thwater real fast. >> there is a chance of a major catastrophe that would require all different agencies. because of that we need to work with the other agencies, you know, that saves lives. >> reporter: all in all, the
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battalion chief says this drill went very well. the conditions were perfect. not a lot of current. the sun was out. they could have been dealing with fog and choppy waters. the idea is to give them a chance to practice. disastersers can trike at -- disaster can strike at any time. live from san francisco, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. a couple is in critical condition and four dogs are dead after a dog mauling at a northern california home. who investigators are looking for today. the first tunnel to deliver hetch hetchy water under the san francisco bay is now complete. what this means for drinking water through the bay area. californians are discovering the real risks behind prop 46. it was written and paid for by the trial lawyers to make them millions... while, for the rest of us, health care costs go up.
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two people are in critical condition after police say a pack of dogs attacked them in their home. it happened around 6:00 last night at a home on glen avenue and modesto. officers arrived to find an older man being mauled by three pit bulls while a fourth pit bull circled the group in the backyard. inside the home, they found a woman who had severe injuries from the dogs. >> we came outside and cops
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were everywhere. neighbors were helping try to get the dogs away. >> stan list laws county sheriff's deputy -- stanislaus county sheriff's deputies shot and killed the dogs. they are checking to see if the dogs were microchipped. a new tunnel that travels under the bay has been completed. it was greatly need to deliver water because of earthquakes. janine de la vega is live to tell us why the project is significant. >> good afternoon, tori. we're a couple of miles away from crystal springs reservoir. it receives water n from hetch hetchy. some of the pipes were from the 1920s and '30s. here is some video of the new bay tunnel that's under the bay. construction began in 2010 on the five-mile long pipeline. tunnel will deliver drinking water from hetch hetchy, san
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antonio to customers on the peninsula and san francisco. this morning, local officials celebrated the first waters to travel through the bay tunnel and into crystal springs reservoir. the need for seismic upgrades to the water system happened 25 years ago after the loma prieta earthquake. >> it's the first tunnel under the bay. it will take out of service two existing pipelines that go across the dumbarton bridge. it's really size mike resistant -- seismic resistant. >> reporter: today's ceremony was held at the water temple in san mateo county which was built 80 years ago to commemorate the first water to come from hetch hetchy to crystal springs reservoir.
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janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. traffic is moving again after a six-vehicle crash involving a tanker truck involving porta-potty chemicals. it happened after 5:00 a.m. on 280. the tanker overturned all of the lanes in the southbound direction were blocked for more than an hour. there were some minor injuries. the deodorizer used spilled from the truck and had to be tested and cleaned up before the lanes could be reopened. well, still some lingering cloud out there. a lot of overcast. we cannot rule out the chance of a popup shower but the main activity from this morning has moved out to the south and the east. here's the satellite perspective for you all lined up and all of the clouds over the bay area. some showers over the sierra as well. possibly some snow for the higher terrain. our next system is lining
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upshores. we're expecting another line to push back in the area. on the stormtracker, you can see not much in the way of coverage in terms of rainfall but quite a few scattered showers in place. if we look closely a few popup showers showing up in parts of solano county. this is all light. that will be the theme over the next few hours. also tracking another cell between san mateo and redwood city with a few popup sprinkles. as far as current numbers, most arias are in the 60s. warmest locations in the 70s. san francisco 68 and santa rosa 67 degrees. baseball game this afternoon. the wind was a factor yesterday at at&t park. probably not as strong but a bit of a breeze southwest at 15 miles an hour. partly cloudy skies. a few more clouds leading up to the game. here's our forecast for today. clouds, sun. there's still a chance of a popup shower. another live camera looking out toward oakland. still some of the lingering
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clouds. by friday, especially friday night into saturday morning, we could be tracking another round of rain showers out there. in the short term, this forecast model showing you the clouds and kind of clearing out of the region, especially by late this afternoon and into the evening hours. tomorrow, low clouds and fog and that's basically it. here's the overall weather pattern. the storm track becoming more active. the system not for today. our next one moves in friday. approaches the region friday afternoon. we introduce the chance of rain showers pie friday afternoon. a better bet friday night into saturday morning. here's our forecast model thursday and we'll thicken up the clouds and then here we go by friday night, 9:00, saturday morning, 6:00, 7:00, could have wet roadways. plan on that with skies becoming partly cloudy by saturday afternoon. scattered clouds. still the chance of a popup shower and a look ahead to your five-day forecast with your weekend always in view.
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and a bit of a break for tomorrow even for the rest of the afternoon then we go with the more rain, the ra jeep of rain -- regime of rain clouds. partly sunny skies into sunday. the one we -- the system we have a lot of hope with, that could be on monday into the next week. >> wow. active for in time of year. does it seem like the storm door is opening a little bit? >> trying to open a little bit. the one this morning woke me up. >> no. some decent rain. if you are planning on driving to the giants' playoff game. get ready to shell out big bucks. some parking lots around the paul parks are asking up to $150 per parking spot. tonight's game starts at 5:00. you can find prices at about $40 but if you get there after 3:00, you will have to pay even more. >> the prices always go up
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during game days. one day $40 and then it was $150. if you decide to take public transit to the game. it will cost about $5 to and from the ballpark and depending upon where you board, b.a.r.t. and caltrain, it will cost around $12 round trip. if you own one of apple's newest iphones you could be saying for purchases without taking out your wallet when the pay service is expected to launch. if you are a fan of streaming movies and tv shows instead of flipping channels, there's a new service getting ready to be offered.
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fears of a global economy slowdown have triggered a massive selloff in the stock market. it's picking up as we are getting closer to the closing bell. the dow has been down as much as 400 points. it's now down 297. nasdaq down 48. s&p down 30 and the s&p, in fact, is town about 9% from the record high in mid-september. that's close to the 10% drop that market watchers refer to as a correction. notices are going out to toyota car owners about a massive set of recalls affecting 1.7 million vehicles. most of them were sold in japan and involve fuel leaks and a problem with the breaks. another recall includes more than 400,000 lexus models in the u.s. the japanese automaker says in those vehicles made
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between 2005 and 010 there is an issue with fuel delivery pipes which could leak and cause a fire. toyota says it's not aware of any crashes or injuries following results from the defects. owners of the new iphone 6 and 6 plus could soon start using the apple pay feature. the service is expected to launch on saturday. it allows users to store credit or debit card information on their phones and then put the device's fingerprint scanner up to a device at the store's register to pay. some of the companies signed up to participate include walgreens, macy and mcdonald's. cable channel hbo says it plans to offer a standalone version of its video streaming service. that means you could watch hbo movies and shows without paying for an hbo cable subscription. pricing has not been announced yet. the move will put hbo is in direct competition with netflix. the new service is expected
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sometime next year. we're following developments in the ebola outbreak and working to learn more about just how easy it is for the virus to travel on planes as well asthe steps hospitals in the bay area may be taking to protect nurses. that's tonight on ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. thank you for making ktvu your choice for news. insurance companies are spending millions of dollars
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trying to mislead you about the effects of proposition 46. well here's the truth: 46 will save lives. it will save money too. i'm bob pack, and i'm fighting for prop 46 because i lost my two children to preventable medical errors and i don't want anyone else to lose theirs. the three provisions in 46 will reduce medical errors and protect patients. save money and save lives. yes on 46.
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